Dharamsala: Technical Education Minister GS Bali refused to relax the conditions for admissions to engineering colleges in the state.

While talking to the press here today, Bali revealed that the state Govt was firm on its stand to implement the appearance in AIEEE as a minimum condition for admissions to the engineering colleges of the state.

Earlier last year, the state government had adopted the condition of appearance in AIEEE or minimum 65 percent marks in 10+2 for admissions in engineering colleges.

However, the engineering colleges of the state lobbied against the government’s decision and pleaded to quash it as neighbouring states, who had no such condition, were getting benefited from it.

On it, the state government had given one-time relaxation to the engineering colleges to admit students as per the AICTE conditions that about 45 per cent marks in 10+2 for the general category students and about 40 per cent for SC the students.